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Forum: The Restorer's Corner

Forum for the discussion of restoration and refinishing techniques of military surplus arms from all countries

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  1. Post Sticky Thread SMLE No1 MkV Restoration (Part's 1 thru 7)

    After a lot of other projects etc, i thought it was time to make another start, Just a recap for those who may not have seen it in the original state...

    Started by bigduke6‎, 06-09-2010 06:27 AM
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    enfield tech, mkv, no1, part, restoration, smle
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  2. Announcement Sticky Thread Welcome to a new forum moderator ...

    I'd like to introduce another one of our members and collectors, who have volunteered to help us out moderating our newly created "The Restorer's...

    Started by Badger‎, 01-09-2009 09:15 AM
    forum, moderator
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  3. Post Sticky Thread 1941 The Modern Gunsmith (by James Virgil Howe)

    The Modern Gunsmith by James Virgil Howe Format: Volume 1 - 393 pages/Volume 2 - 458 pages Published 1941 by Funk & Wagnalls, New York Note:...

    Started by Badger‎, 12-09-2010 08:09 AM
    1941, gunsmith, howe, james, modern, virgil
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  4. Announcement Sticky Thread How to use "The Restorer's Corner" Forum

    Welcome to the "The Restorer's Corner". All content and pics should be restricted to material only relating to discussions about of restoration...

    Started by Badger‎, 01-09-2009 09:06 AM
    forum, the restorer corner
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    Other than someone who fails to say thank you when they get an answer to a question they’ve posted, I don’t think there’s anything more frustrating...

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  1. Cleaning Stock that has sentencing paint on it

    Hi everyone, It seems that I have read most of the threads on cleaning but my question is a variation on a theme. I have a couple of stocks No8,...

    Started by IronRing‎, 04-19-2019 09:16 PM
    cleaning, paint, sentencing, stock
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    Yesterday, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  2. 1892 Lee Metford MKII Restored

    This came to me in a deal but missing most of the 'good bits' but at heart it is a NZ marked MLM with its original barrel (which is pretty roached...

    Started by Roy‎, 04-17-2019 04:34 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-17-2019, 11:36 PM Go to last post
  3. How did this happen?

    I included a picture of a cut off Krag stock that I was going to pair this old phenolic tip to. Once I was able to square and cut to make the join I...

    Started by Doco overboard‎, 04-13-2019 02:40 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    04-16-2019, 12:33 AM Go to last post
  4. What is This Part and Its Purpose?

    Hi all, another question about my No. 4 Mk 1; what is this steel band at the rear of the fore end, what is its purpose and can it be moved to another...

    Started by CHUCKW‎, 04-08-2019 06:37 PM
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    04-11-2019, 01:19 PM Go to last post
  5. lee Enfield mk3 star barrel swap.

    can anyone tell me who can do a 1916 B S A lee Enfield mk3 star barrel swap for me? is a lee Enfield no1 mk3 barrel the same as the mk3 star? any and...

    Started by olskool‎, 03-30-2019 09:43 AM
    barrel, enfield, lee, mk3, star, swap
    • Replies: 5
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    04-02-2019, 04:01 AM Go to last post
  6. No. 4 Mk. 1* Stock Detective Work Needed

    Gents, I've stripped my old sporterized fore end and found somethings I don't understand. Looking at the photos below, you'll notice a photo of...

    Started by CHUCKW‎, 03-31-2019 09:21 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-01-2019, 09:40 PM Go to last post
  7. Unhappy No. 4 Mk. 1* Sporterized Stock Needs Help

    Hi Gents, I just picked up a No. 4 Mk. 1* that had been sporterized and I would like to restore it to its military glory. The stock had been cut...

    Started by CHUCKW‎, 03-20-2019 05:07 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-28-2019, 06:37 PM Go to last post
  8. Screw Restoration

    How do you restore a buggered up screw head?

    Started by CHUCKW‎, 03-21-2019 07:12 PM
    restoration, screw
    • Replies: 7
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    03-27-2019, 09:00 PM Go to last post
  9. Lee Enfield cleaning

    Hi I want to removed dust and dirt accumulated over an Lee Enfield. Wich cleaner would be good without removed or fading the blueing? Varsol,...

    Started by Montgomery‎, 03-25-2019 04:04 PM
    cleaning, enfield, lee
    • Replies: 8
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    03-27-2019, 05:14 PM Go to last post
  10. US property restoration

    Recently, I found a no 4 US PROPERTY sporterized. Eveyrhing is find on it and nothing have been disturb less the wood wich have been cut. No rust,...

    Started by Montgomery‎, 02-23-2019 07:23 AM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 14
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    03-20-2019, 07:57 PM Go to last post
  11. Saving a 'semi' bubbafied M44

    So I managed to snag this polish m44 for a song at a local gun show. But once I got it home and started researching how to replace the bayonet I ran...

    Started by lyon13‎, 03-18-2019 08:57 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    03-20-2019, 02:37 PM Go to last post
  12. M16A1 Handguards

    I pick up two sets of M16A1 (Vietnam Era) furniture to play around with, I don't own an AR of any type. I figured that it would be a fun project to...

    Started by usabaker‎, 06-27-2018 08:10 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,206
    03-17-2019, 04:52 AM Go to last post
  13. no4 lee enfield mk2 restoration

    I acquired this 1952 fazakerley Enfield no4 mk2 from a stranger. I went with my brother to a mans house, my brother was going to look at a tree to...

    Started by olskool‎, 03-08-2019 10:32 AM
    enfield, lee, mk2, no4, restoration
    • Replies: 3
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    03-13-2019, 05:34 PM Go to last post
  14. P14 stock repair

    Hello all, Finally got my hands on a Eddystone p14 and love the rifle. Unfortunately, she has a bit of a crack in the stock extending from the...

    Started by Biddle1990‎, 03-08-2019 02:20 PM
    p14, repair, stock
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 147
    03-10-2019, 02:54 PM Go to last post
  15. Stock replacement question

    IS there anyone here who has made a MODERN production rifle, into something with a military style stock setup? I cant find a damn custom stock...

    Started by pocketshaver‎, 02-24-2019 07:11 PM
    question, replacement, stock
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 290
    03-02-2019, 11:31 PM Go to last post
  16. Extreme Linseeding

    G'day there, just an idea I had a little while ago to get linseed back into really dried up old stocks. I was thinking that rather than applying...

    Started by nijalninja‎, 02-13-2019 04:32 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    extreme, linseeding
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 913
    02-23-2019, 06:26 AM Go to last post
  17. How desperate are you to fix this SMLE front handguard?

    "So, how desperate are you to fix this SMLE front handguard?" Me: "This much"

    Started by louthepou‎, 12-16-2018 05:42 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    desperate, fix, front, handguard, smle
    • Replies: 23
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    02-03-2019, 10:17 PM Go to last post
  18. NoMk111 restore

    My last restoration was with a No1Mk111 Lithgow and a BSA No1Mk111, the BSA was an all matching sporterized rifle with a good bore. The Lithgow...

    Started by 303carbine‎, 05-19-2015 04:00 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    nomk111, restore
    • Replies: 10
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    01-18-2019, 12:35 PM Go to last post
  19. Restoring white finishes

    I've always wondered how "in the white" parts were restored/refinished. I had a derelict C96 (and I do mean derelict) 100% restored, and the bolt,...

    Started by berkmberk1‎, 12-16-2018 10:48 PM
    finishes, restoring, white
    • Replies: 3
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    01-09-2019, 08:14 AM Go to last post
  20. Schmidt Rubin 1896/11

    I'm currently new to Swiss rifles and this one is needing a few parts. Is the Schmidt Rubin 1896 and 1911 parts interchangeable with an 1896/11?...

    Started by Wyatt_Earp‎, 11-25-2018 03:35 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 444
    12-15-2018, 06:15 PM Go to last post

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